Paul Reiser

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Quotes (15)

  • Paul (about My Two Dads): I had hoped, when we started, it was going to be something else. This unstoppable force moved it in the other direction. It became much more about the kid, much more saccharine and more child-oriented. What I came to terms with was that I was manufacturing a very nice product that I myself didn't use in the home.

  • Paul: I was visiting my parents, and I walked into a room where my father was watching a Peter Falk movie on TV... I think it was 'The Cheap Detective.' Anyway, my father was belly-laughing, and he never really did that. I thought, 'If Peter Falk can make my dad laugh, then I'm going to come up with a movie in which Peter Falk plays my father.'

  • Paul: People come up to us and ask how we knew so much about their own family... I'm talking about people from faraway places, too. I get people from Turkey and Chile coming up to me and saying I wrote about their family.

  • Paul: I'm not smart enough to write about something that didn't actually happen to me... It's not a plan. But I couldn't write a space movie if you put a gun to my head.

  • Paul: Over the years, there certainly have been plenty of ideas that I've had and given up on, but for this one, the only thing that was standing in its way was me doing it - I just had to write it... And then if it didn't happen, it didn't happen. But I didn't want it to be for lack of effort on my part, so I had hunch that it would be a good story and that we would work well together. And it certainly worked out that way.

  • Paul: You know, the fact that every morning you get a script in your mailbox, that's going to stop. All these little pedestrian, mundane things. And the cash.

  • Paul: If the powers that be see there is a bigger market out there, it will make it easier for the next time around.

  • Paul: I'm feeling very vindicated that, when I see the audiences laughing and being moved, we were right.

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Trivia (17)

  • Jeff Franklin, who created the family sitcom Full House, originally wanted Paul to possibly play the lead role of Danny Tanner. Unfortunately, Paul was eliminated quickly because he was working on the TV show My Two Dads. The role went to Bob Saget, who was Franklin's other top choice.

  • While starring on Mad About You, Paul Reiser appeared in 2 public service announcements for NBC's The More You Know. His topics were a teacher tribute and violence prevention.

  • Paul received the following awards or nominations for his role on Mad About You. - He was nominated six times (1994-1998) for an Emmy. - In 1996, he was nominated for a American Comedy Award. - He was nominated for three BMI TV Music Awards. - He was nominated for a Golden Satellite Award in 1999. - He was nominated 4 times for a Screen Actors Guild Award. - He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in 1995, 1996, 1997, and 1998. - In 1994/1998, Paul was nominated for a Q Award.

  • Paul was in a TV commercial for TV Land's Family Table.

  • In 1994 and 1995, Paul was in a few TV commercials for IBM computers.

  • Paul worked on a music video for The Muppets titled She Drives Me Crazy.

  • In 1996, Paul was in a TV commercials for AT&T One Rate calling plan.

  • As of 2006, Paul lives in Los Angeles with his family.

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